New Lichens of the Apple Isle

In March 2021 a Bush Blitz was undertaken on the Australian Defence Force property of Stony Head in northern Tasmania. This one expedition found over 200 species of lichen with at least 4 of them new to science!   Check out the New lichens of Tasmania fact sheet developed with the help of the Tasmanian […]

Weird and wonderful discoveries from the deep

In July 2021 Bush Blitz partnered with Museums Victoria and Parks Australia in the Investigating the Indian Oceans Territory voyage on board the CSIRO National Marine Facility’s RV Investigator. These are some of the amazing deep sea creatures discovered by experts from various research institutions across Australia during that voyage. Check out the Bush Blitz […]

Little Desert, Victoria 2019

Little Desert, Victoria 2019: Bush Blitz expedition report summarises the initial scientific findings of the Bush Blitz expedition that took place from 21 October to 1 November 2019. At least 905 species were recorded during the Bush Blitz and 17 of those may be completely new to science (2 bees, 1 moth, 8 true bugs […]

Exciting finds from South Australian caves

Image © Steve Milner The fourth and final Bush Blitz expedition for 2021 took place on Yalata lands, and at the Wahgunyah and Fowlers Bay Conservation Parks, in South Australia from 23 November to 3 December. Thanks to the Traditional Owners, Indigenous rangers from the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation, the Yalata Anangu community and […]

Cape Range, Western Australia 2019

Cape Range, Western Australia 2019: Bush Blitz expedition report summarises the initial scientific findings of the Bush Blitz expedition that took place from 17 to 27 June 2019. At least 769 species were recorded during the Bush Blitz and 46 of those may be completely new to science (3 marine fishes, 2 moths, 24 true […]

Bush Blitz badge

Bush Blitz is launching a nature challenge that encourages young people involved with the Scout and Girl Guide movements to record the plants and animals in their local area. Scouts and Guides who complete at least one of the three Bush Blitz challenges, will earn the badge for addition to their camp blanket.  The challenges […]